Tom Rhoads
President and CEO

Following in his father's footsteps, Tom is a second-generation horticulturist. Having grown up with the company practically all of his life, he officially "joined" the company in 1975. Tom's background includes a Bachelors degree from East Stroudsburg University and graduate work from Bryn Mawr College. Tom oversees the overall daily operation of the Rhoads Garden, while specializing in Landscape Design and Installation.

Dave Rhoads
Vice-President and COO

As second generation Rhoads Garden, Dave has literally been working a "lifetime" in the business. In 1979, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Delaware Valley College of Science & Agriculture. Today he is co-owner of The Rhoads Garden, along with his brother, Tom, and vice-president of the corporation. Dave is quite proud of the legacy his father started some 62 years ago, and hopes to continue its success far into the future.

Mike Kratz
General Manager

Mike graduated from Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture with a degree in Agronomy in 1977, and has 26 years of experience in the nursery/garden center field. He has been at the Rhoads Garden for the past 20 years, first as a grower in the greenhouses, then as Manager. He enjoys the daily interaction with the customers and sharing gardening experiences with them. When Mike's not busy working at Rhoads, he enjoys spending his free time with his wife, Patti, and children Brienne and Eric.

David Rhoads Jr.
Nursery Sales Manager

David has been working with his father at The Rhoads Garden since he was a little boy. As a third generation horticulturist David comes by his passion for plants naturally. He studied Horticulture at West Virginia University and joined the company full time in 2002. He now heads the Nursery Sales Division. He is a terrific people person. David enjoys helping customers find that perfect plant. He loves to spend his free time with his wife Katie and their children, Baylor and Jude.

Mary Roylance
Fresh Flower/Giftware Buyer

Mary has been with the Rhoads Garden for 15 years and has been active in the floral field for more than 20 years. After receiving a degree in horticulture from the State University of New York-Alfred, Mary entered into the field of floral design and management. Mary lives in Allentown with her husband and 11-year old son. She finds the commute more than worthwhile in that the Rhoads Garden offers exciting professional opportunities and great artistic freedom. She also values the chance to visit some of the finest gift shows in the nation and purchase great merchandise for the store. Mary feels that there are few businesses that can provide the level of service and selection available at the Rhoads Garden.


David J. Ramsey
Assistant General Manager/Buyer

Dave is a graduate of Western Montgomery County Vocational School majoring in Ornamental Horticulture, Landscape Design and Floriculture. He also achieved certification from Longwood Gardens in Perennials II and Ornamental Grasses. Dave has been with the Rhoads Garden since 1987. His interests include bible education, perennial gardening, bicycling, traveling and scuba diving.

Shannon Chase
Wedding Consultant/Floral Manager

Shannon has been the wedding consultant at the Rhoads Garden for 3 years. She has worked in the floral industry for the past 12 years as a designer, manager and eventually owner of her own flower shop. Shannon brings an enthusiasm and sense of teamwork to this position. She believes the magic and memories of a wedding are in the "details".

Clair Jo Francis, Jen Horgan, and Peggy Rhoads
The Rhoads Garden Office Staff